Global Magnesium Phosphide Fumigation Market 2022 – 2030

Reports Description

According to Custom Market Insights (CMI), The Global Magnesium Phosphide Fumigation Market Size was valued at USD 110 million in 2021 and is estimated to reach USD 1.3 billion by the end of 2030 at a CAGR of approximately 5.5% during the forecast period 2022-2030

Magnesium phosphide is a dark grey colored or light brown crystalline solid which has toxic properties due to which it is used as insecticides and rodenticides. The phosphide is used in the form of pellets charged using suitable pellets. In the presence of a solvent, the toxic and flammable phosphine gas is released from the solution. Phosphine is a highly toxic and mobile gas that disrupts the respiration system and metabolism of any living being, including animals and human beings, which is why its toxicity needs to be removed from within the sample. It can react with the air molecules and produces intense purple flame when burnt, which produces phosphorous pentaoxide and magnesium oxide. 

Magnesium phosphide is widely used as a rodenticide to kill rodents and other relative animals that destroy crops. The rodents and mice have natural cravings for phosphorous, which their body lacks. They seem to sense the presence of phosphorous and consume the toxic. After consumption, the highly toxic gas known as phosphine is released into their stomach, which disrupts the metabolism and respiration process. Through this mechanism, the magnesium phosphide is used as a rodenticide.

The magnesium phosphide is used as a fumigating agent, available in different formulations, including prepares, ropes, tablets, pellets, bags, and plates. The composition reacts with air and moisture, and the phosphine gas diffuses slowly. Magnesium phosphide-based products are used to fumigate warehouses and processing plants. It is a highly reactive fumigating agent; hence, it is needed to be kept under cooler or dryer conditions.

Growth Factors

The popularity of pest control products drives the market growth for magnesium phosphide fumigants.

The magnesium phosphide contains toxic phosphine gases and can disrupt the metabolism and respiration rate of several animals and insects. It is used as a strong insecticide, pesticide, and rodenticide to kill the insects and rodents that destroy the yield before production. Such factors drive the market growth for magnesium phosphide fumigants.

The rise in population and the increase in food demand propels the magnesium phosphide fumigation market in the agriculture sector.

 The increasing population has increased the demand for huge agricultural products worldwide, as food is a basic survival need. The huge loss and destruction of crops due to plant diseases and insects have increased the demand for pesticides, insecticides, and rodenticides, propelling the market growth.

Implementing crop protection and control methods has led to a huge demand for the magnesium phosphide fumigation market.

The crops are being destroyed in large amounts by insects and rodents, which affects the annual crop production rate. The government has implemented various crop protection measurements, due to which the demand for magnesium phosphide has increased. 

The fast reactive nature and quick actions of the magnesium phosphide drive the market growth. 

Magnesium phosphide and aluminum phosphide are fumigation agents that kill harmful insects and animals that destroy crops. However, magnesium phosphide is more active than aluminum phosphide, widely preferred as a fumigating agent in warehouses, propelling market growth. 

The implementation of preventive crop measurements, along with the huge demand for fumigants in the warehouse, propels the market growth.

The government has implemented various preventive measures to protect crops, likely boosting the demand for magnesium phosphide fumigation in agriculture. Apart from that, the warehouse is the crop storage area which requires fumigation to protect the crops from insects, rodents, termites, and bugs, propelling the market growth for magnesium phosphide fumigants as they are fast-acting fumigants as compared to other compositions.

Magnesium Phosphide Fumigation Market Segmentation

The magnesium phosphide fumigation market is segmented based on type, end-user, and region.

Market segmentation based on the Type

The magnesium phosphide market is segmented based on type into a solid-liquid state. As per the revenue, the solid segment has dominated the market in 2021 and is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. Solid magnesium phosphide fumigants are used in warehouses to kill insects and rodents. The solid-state fumigants can easily diffuse with the air and surrounding environment. These types of fumigants are used to kill insects like termites or other insects that disrupt the wood materials. The slid fumigant solutions are formulated based on pellets, tablets, plates, ropes, bags, etc.

Market segmentation by Application

Based on the end-user analysis, the market is bifurcated into the soil, warehouses, and others. The warehouse segment accounted for the largest market share in 2021 and is expected to show significant growth during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the massive usage of magnesium fumigants in warehouses for killing rodents, termites, and other insects that destroy wood and green plants. Fumigation is widely helpful in killing harmful organisms that have become resistant to conventional insecticides and rodenticides.

The fumigants can easily diffuse even in the minute places and can kill the smallest of the insects which hide in those places. Such properties make magnesium fumigants widely preferred in warehouses. . fumigation is an effective technique for removing pests from stored crops. The warehouse is a large area where a huge amount of crops are stored, hence requiring a fumigation process, which drives the market growth for this segment.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2021 USD 110 Million
Projected Market Size in 2030 USD 1.3 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 5.5% CAGR
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Prominent Players BASF, Cytec Solvay, Adama Agricultural Solutions, Rentokil Initial, United Phosphorus, Industrial Fumigant Company, Kenvos Biotech, Ikeda Kogyo, Degesch America, Nippon Chemical Industrial, and Others
Key Segment By Type, Application, and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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Regional Insights

Based on region, the market is distributed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. North America dominated the magnesium phosphide fumigation market in 2021 and is expected to witness rapid growth during the forecast period. The domination of the market across North American regions can be attributed to the rise in residential developments and the surge in killing rodents, insects, and other beings that cause harm to the plants and surroundings. The rise in home construction has led to the development of cleaner surrounding without the involvement of pests and insects, which drives the market growth for the magnesium phosphide fumigation market. Based on the reports of the US census bureau, more than 76500 houses are sold for rent, requiring fumigation for insect and pest control. The fumigants are widely used in the US across different locations, including agricultural lands, urban and sub-urban lands, conservation lands, etc. Besides that, technological development and an increase in demand for food storage and protection have led to a huge demand for magnesium phosphide fumigation across North American regions.

Key players

  • BASF
  • Cytec Solvay
  • Adama Agricultural Solutions
  • Rentokil Initial
  • United Phosphorus
  • Industrial Fumigant Company
  • Kenvos Biotech
  • Ikeda Kogyo
  • Degesch America
  • Nippon Chemical Industrial

Covid -19 Impact on Ozone Generation Market

The emergence of covid 19 has led to disturbances in the global industrial market. The magnesium phosphide fumigation market has also been affected during the pandemic. The implementation of the lockdown and the restriction on movement have decreased the labor force, which also affected the magnesium phosphide market during the pandemic.

Key Insights

  • Based on type, the solid-state fumigant has dominated the market, owned the largest market share in 2021, and is projected to show significant growth during the forecast period.
  • Based on the end-user analysis, the warehouse segment has held the largest market share in 2021 and is projected to prosper with an increase in significant CAGR during the forecast period.
  • The North American region has dominated the magnesium phosphide fumigation market in terms of holding the largest market share.

Recent Developments in Ozone Generation Market

In December 2017, Ecolab announced the expansion of the US Pest elimination approach through the strategic purchase of US-based pest services that provide special services in terms of food storage. The company was acquired by Food Protection Services LLC (FPS), Royal Pest Solutions, and Research Fumigation Company.

In July 2015, Douglas Products announced the acquisition of the Perfume gas fumigant and Vikrane from Dow AgroSciences. The acquisition dealt with the construction of a manufacturing plant in Pittsburg.

Market segments covered in the report

By Type

  • Solid
  • Liquid

By Application

  • Soil
  • Warehouses
  • Others

On the basis of Geography

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • France
  • The UK
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America

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